French is the 2nd language of Canada, English being the first (Many will argue on the fact that French is the 1st language of Canada). As a bilingual country, the Government of Canada created pathways to invite Francophone to immigrate to Canada outside the Province of Quebec.
- Extra points are attributed to Francophone under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) under Express Entry.
- Francophone Mobility Program. Francophones are exempt of LMIA*:
1. if they found a job in a province or territory outside Quebec.
2. Qualified to work in managerial, professional, technical or skilled trades occupations (NOC 0, A or B)
3. Satisfied the officer that the applicant’s habitual language of daily use is French, the language of work does not have to be French.
On another note, as Canada is a Federal Government, “Immigration” is dealt at the Federal level but also at the Provincial level. In others words, it means that Provinces of Canada can have their own immigration selection system for the need of their province. Some Provinces of Canada offers program for Francophones to help their Francophones communities grow.
- The province of Manitoba is offering a “Visite Exploratoire” to bilingual immigrants (French and English) to settle in their province. If invited to visit the Province of Manitoba, the candidate might receive an invitation to get nominated by the province.
- Other provinces have various ways to recognize French in their immigration programs.
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* “A Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is a document that an employer in Canada may need to get before hiring a foreign worker.
A positive LMIA will show that there is a need for a foreign worker to fill the job. It will also show that no Canadian worker is available to do the job. A positive LMIA is sometimes called a confirmation letter.”[i]